23 December 2017
Last month, ASUS unveiled the world’s first gaming laptop powered by AMD Ryzen soon after which it announced the ultra-compact ASUSPRO E420 & E520 PCs. A month after launching the ROG G703 with Core i7 & GTX 1080, ASUS has now unveiled the world’s first Gigabit LTE enabled laptop during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit and there’s more.
The ASUS NovaGo is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the same chipset that powers a lot of high-end flagships in the smartphone industry. The Snapdragon processor with the included 52 Watt-hour battery gives you as much as 22 hours on a single charge with an impressive standby time of 30 days.
With an always-on connectivity, the ASUS notebook equips the Gigabit X16 LTE modem with 4x4 MIMO & 4X Carrier Aggregation support. Data through LTE can be made use of with an eSIM or a nanoSIM which can be activated through the Windows Store.
In terms of specifications, the ASUS NovaGo features 4GB of DRAM and 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage with the more expensive variant featuring 8GB of DRAM and 128GB of storage. The notebook will run on Windows 10 S which might be a little tricky as users would be limited to installing apps only from the Windows Store.
Modelled as TP370, the ASUS NovaGo equips a 13.3-inch 1080p NanoEdge display that supports 10-point multi-touch on a sand-blasted top panel that is swiveled to any angle through a 360-degree hinge design. With an always-on LTE connectivity, ASUS is in tie-ups with Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, TIM, Chunghwa Telecom and China Telecom.
China, Taiwan, US, UK, Italy, France, and Germany will be released the first wave of NovaGo units for an estimated price of $599 for the base variant and $799 for the high-end version.